The IMS road course is currently used only for MotoGP. (LAT photo)
Grand-Am Road Racing will sanction a test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday, Sept. 3, featuring nine Rolex Series Daytona Prototype and GT teams. Among the scheduled participants are the TELMEX/Ganassi team's No. 01 TELMEX Lexus Riley, the No. 99 GAINSCO Pontiac Riley, No. 10 SunTrust Ford Dallara, No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley and the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Porsche Coyote. 2004 Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Rice is scheduled to co-drive the No. 90.
The GT class teams expected to test include the No. 87 Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche GT3, No. 07 Drinkin' Mate Pontiac GXP.R, No. 57 BryanMark Financial Pontiac GXP.R and No. 70 SpeedSource Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8.
“We are very excited to have this opportunity to see the performance of our sports cars at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said Grand-Am President Roger Edmondson. “I look forward to the overall reaction from our participants, fans and media, and determining the future possibility of our series competing at this iconic facility.”
Fans and media are welcome to attend the test to see the teams testing on the F1 and MotoGP track configurations. The sanctioning body says its test will be used “to gauge the level of interest of holding a sports car event at the facility among the fans, teams and media.”